Kiley Adams '17
Meehan Lenzen '11
Creating Opportunities For Young Women In STEM
Lenzen’s hard work and dedication arise from a deep passion for gender equity in STEM.
Connor Toohill '14
Making Well-Being Accessible for Everyone
Almost since he first stepped foot on campus, Connor Toohill ‘14 has been putting his entrepreneurial and innovative mind to work toward solving society’s most pressing issues.
Geraldine Mukumbi '16
Striving to Make Literature More Accessible to Young People
Geraldine Mukumbi ’16 left her native Zimbabwe to come to Notre Dame in search of a kind of academic freedom. Still entertaining aspirations of a “practical” future, the Hesburgh-Yusko scholar entered as a finance major. But her heart was always with the arts.
Trailblazing in Sports Media
Paying it Forward
Impacting Results on the Field
A Visionary in Entertainment
Notre Dame Friendships
The Moguls of MOGL
Dr. Jon Olansen
A Gateway to the Moon
The '74 Duster Returns to ND
Taking Care of Students and South Bend
Micah Allred '22 J.D. & Nick Mohr '22 J.D.
Law Graduates Advocate for Immigration Justice
Ask Micah Allred ’22 J.D. and Nick Mohr ’22 J.D. about their work in Notre Dame Law School’s National Immigrant Justice Center Externship, and they’ll tell you two seemingly disparate things: it was ordinary and it was life-changing.
Conor Hanney '14
Promoting Inclusion in Television and Theatre
Ever since he was a high school student in Jacksonville, Florida, Conor Hanney ’14 has had two passions: television production and championing individuals with cognitive disabilities.
DeJorie Monroe '16
Alumna Pursues Passions from Fellowship to Foreign Service
In a commitment to public service, DeJorie Monroe ’16 is pursuing a career in diplomacy and international affairs as Notre Dame's first Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellow.
Subscribe to We Are ND
Sign up for a weekly email to receive the latest story from We Are ND.
2022 Mother's Day
Postcards to Mom
Each year, the Notre Dame Alumni Association distributes free postcards for students, faculty, and staff to write and send messages to the mother figures in their lives. This year, we asked five students to write and narrate their cards on camera.
Nick Nissen, M.D. '16
Advocating for Access and Empathy in Mental Health Care
As a psychiatry resident, podcast host, ABC News medical correspondent, children's book author, and mental health advocate, Nick Nissen M.D. '16 is working to destigmatize mental health struggles and to teach emotional intelligence and empathy.
Joan Mileski '79
Setting the Next Generation Up For Success
As the first in her family to graduate college, Joan Mileski '79 now works to support today's first-generation students as a professor and head of the Department of Maritime Business Administration at Texas A&M-Galveston.
Krystal Hardy Allen ’07
Educating Beyond the Classroom
In 2017, former teacher and principal Krystal Hardy Allen ’07 founded K. Allen Consulting, an educational and management consulting firm that supports a variety of organizations in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Kelechi Ndukwe '02
Naval Commander Driven to Lead by Example
After graduating from Notre Dame’s ROTC program, Kelechi Ndukwe '02 was one of two African American officers on the ship in his first Navy posting. Now a commander, in 2021 he became the second Nigerian American to command a U.S. Navy destroyer and now serves as a mentor to younger sailors.
Tia B. Paulette '18 J.D.
An Advocate for the Innocent
As a Notre Dame law student, Tia B. Paulette '18 J.D., resurrected a latent Innocence Project chapter and helped turn it into the Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic, which seeks to correct the miscarriage of justice for the wrongfully convicted.
Rene Bermea '12
Improving Lives in the Clinic and the Lab
His sister's experience fighting cancer lead Dr. Rene Bermea '12 to a career in medicine. Now, the lung transplantation specialist not only treats patients, but continues to pursue research in an effort to understand and better treat interstitial lung disease.
Maria Hinson Tobin '14 M.S.
Empowering Women and Girls Around the World Through Partnership
“Whether it’s an unjust food system or healthcare system inequalities or social determinants of health, I think partnership and policy are the best ways for us to achieve the scale of change that’s actually needed for it to be felt broadly,” Maria Hinson Tobin ’14 M.S. said.
Lisa Herb '88
A Champion of a Generation of Afghan Women
Lisa Herb '88 founded the Alliance for International Women's Rights to support women in developing countries. Until August 2021 when the country fell back under Taliban rule, AIWR focused its efforts in Afghanistan and is now working with other groups to help Afghan women leaders flee the country for their safety.
Greg Bourke '82 M.A.
Embracing a Marriage of Faith and Identity
In living out his faith while staying true to his identity, Greg Bourke '82 M.A., author of Gay, Catholic, and American from Notre Dame Press, strives to increase representation for LGBTQ Catholics.
Sr. Corinne Florek '80 M.B.A.
Investing for the Common Good
Sr. Corinne Florek '80 M.B.A. is revolutionizing how women's religious communities invest for the common good.
Tyler Greenberg ’19, Brett Segobiano ’20, & Chris Finke ’19
Maximizing the Potential of Creatives of all Abilities
Tyler Greenberg ’19, Brett Segobiano ’20, and Chris Finke ’19 marry art and entrepreneurship to empower artists of all abilities through their apparel company, Jake Max.
Tony Karrat '67
“Using the Law to Help People”
Alum devoted legal career to helping those most in need in his community.
Claire Sloss '09
Combating Homelessness Through Communications and Service
Claire Sloss '09 has made a career serving the people experiencing homelessness in Chicago.
Alexandria Kristensen-Cabrera '16
Advocating for Health Care Equity and Improved Maternal Outcomes
Alumna combines passions for health care and social justice as a dual medical and PhD student.